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Erin Jane Shop

I saw this sweet shop featured earlier today over at the lovely Kind Over Matter blog and had to share… especially since I love bright uplifting messages as prints. The Happiness Is Handmade (so true!) print shown below along with all the others are from the Erin Jane Shop. Many more prints are available so you’ll have to visit her shop to see them all…

Erin Jane Shop

Illustrator Erin McNulty lives in Louisiana and maintains a blog in addition to her shop where she shares her latest work and inspirations. I love the green and white teapot above, very Kate Spade!

(images: erin mcnulty)

Posted in Etsy Faves, Rooms on July 09, 2009

Photographer Stefan Thurmann

I think I’ll share another Hamburg-based photographer with you today, this time it is Stefan Thurmann who is also an established name in Germany best known for his interiors photography. I have a tear sheet from Living At Home taken from his portfolio that happens to have one of my favorite photos on it showing a pear gently resting on a flower used as a place setting. See it there below? I’ve always loved it and have wanted to set something similar up the next time I have friends over for brunch. It’s a simple yet beautiful idea don’t you think? I believe it has powered sugar on top? Such a lovely touch.

Stefan Thurmann Photography

Stefan Thurmann Photography

Stefan Thurmann Photography

I want that bicycle, isn’t it pretty? And the chairs are great. I also love those big windows. There’s nothing like big windows, am I right?

I’m running out to do a pre-move errand but I’ll be back later today with some more goodies for you to drool over. :)

(images: Stefan Thurmann)

Posted in inspiration on July 09, 2009

Photographer Olaf Szczepaniak

Today the photography of talented Olaf Szczepaniak in Hamburg has my attention — I found him through the pages of German interiors magazine Living At Home. He’s not known here in America which is even more reason to visit his online portfolio today – he’s fresh and from what I can tell he’s not been blogged before now. There’s always a first time… And what an enjoyable first experience it is to explore his many galleries online – from food to interiors, outdoors and more. The spaces that he photographs are simply gorgeous and I love his still life work – his food shots make me hungry which is the sign of a great food stylist and photographer, right!?

Olaf Szczepaniak

Olaf Szczepaniak

Olaf Szczepaniak

Olaf Szczepaniak

When I look at his work seeing the world through his lens, I see the cozy lovely northern Germany that I’ve grown to love so much. The coast, the open fields, the pretty brick homes… the candles in the windows, these thoughts and images make me so much more excited about my relocation there in less than a month. I can’t wait!

(images: Olaf Szczepaniak)

Posted in inspiration on July 08, 2009

Thank you, Kodin!

I just discovered a new-to-me woman’s lifestyle magazine based in Finland called Kodin Kuvalehti thanks to editor Tiina who also authors her own blog called Sparkling Ink who was nice enough to write about me and send over a copy. Oh yes, I said write about me. The surprise part was when I opened up the July issue and saw words praising decor8 (she translated it for me). Wow!

decor8 in Finnish magazine!

I’m so flattered to be featured in a Finnish magazine — I can’t even begin to explain how exciting it is for me to now have readers in Finland joining me each day here on the site. If you’d like to read what it says, please click here. Thank you so much Tiina Kodin Kuvalehti magazine for featuring me and my blog in your magazine, what an honor.

(image: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in press on July 08, 2009


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